Monday, June 22, 2009
I am learning what it means to be a mom, and it is definitely an adventure. I have learned that I need to plan at least a half hour more to get ready to go anywhere--or I should just plan to be late. I have learned that my house doesn't get cleaned as quickly as I would like it to because I am constantly pulled away from my task--though it is a welcome face that pulls me away. I have learned it is okay if it takes me three hours to fold one basket of laundry--it will still be there when I get back. I have learned that I can be very talented with just one hand--I can cook, clean, type, and even sort of iron a shirt. These are things I have learned in just three weeks. Just think what more I have to learn! And it is all worth it!
This little boy is changing everyday! These pictures are at two weeks of age. Trevor had just finished changing his diaper and was trying to put Dashiel to sleep. After a rough night and only getting about 2 hours of sleep, he ended up putting both of them too sleep. They looked so adorable, I couldn't resist sneaking a few pictures.
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Dashiel Knight Johnson was born Sunday, May 31 at 7:35 am. At the time of his birth he was 7 lbs 8 oz and 21 inches long. We were very blessed to have the opportunity to have our precious little boy born at home with the assistance of a midwife. It was such an amazing experience. Our midwife, Mary, was an incredible coach and took such good care of us. I was able to have a completely natural child birth. After one hour of pushing, with my husband at my side the whole time, our son was placed on my abdomen. Our son looked up at me and I knew we would name him Dashiel Knight. I pulled Dashiel to my chest and held him close. Suddenly, in one moment, the nine months of carrying him all came to a close as we got to experience the joy of that moment. We are so happy to have our little boy and we love seeing his personality shine in just the few days since he was born.